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Worship, September 24, 2017 - Sermon:“Living Holy” Rev. Kim Rodrigue

THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING - UNLOADING DAY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017 @ 12:30PM - Come join us as we unload and prepare the Pumkin Patch for Grand Opening Day.

PASTOR KIM AROUND TOWN  - One of my commitments in my weekly work schedule is to have some set hours at a place outside the church building. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. It may be a time for you to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.

It’s a time for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.

It is also a good way for me to meet people who aren't already in the church, but who may have interest in issues of spirituality and meaning. I will be your face in the community when I do this. You can join me for coffee Tuesday mornings or drinks this Thursday evening.

Pastor Kim’s coffee & beer hours:

  • Tuesday, September 26 – 7-9am                    Rue De La Course (S. Carrollton & Oak St.)
  • Wednesday, September 27 – 5-7pm               Oak (8118 Oak Street)

I will be at the church on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 for anyone who wants to drop by. I'm glad to meet with you at another time, either at the church or someone else. Just call 504-866-7409 or email me at kim@fpcno.org to set up a time.

The FPCNO adult Bible study - Takes place every Sunday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Session room.  Each week we read and discuss the current lesson from "The Present Word" Bible study series (published quarterly by PCUSA). Our Sunday morning gatherings are informal and typically consists of approximately 6 to 8 participants. All are welcome to attend. Coffee and refreshments are served.

FPCNO THIS WEEK

Monday            

  • 1pm-3pm             Program of Hope Setup          Sanctuary
  •  6:30pm                Pumpkin Patch meeting         Session room

Tuesday            

  • 7am-9am             Kim’s coffee hours                  Rue De La Course (S. Carrolton Ave. and Oak St)
  •  6:30pm                   Session dinner                    pastor Kim’s home

Wednesday     

  • 9am-10:30am          Program of Hope                Sanctuary (worship and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)
  • 2pm-4pm                 Kim’s office hours               First Presbyterian Church
  • 5pm-7pm                 Kim’s beer hours                Oak (8118 Oak Street)

Thursday         

  • 6pm-7pm                 Meditation Service             Session room

 Sunday            

  • 9:30pm                    Adult Bible Study               Session room
  • 11am                        Sunday Worship               Sanctuary

     

Date: 

Friday, September 22, 2017

worship - September 17, 2017 Sermon: “Pray Like This” Rev. Kim Rodrigue

This Sunday, September 17 after worship we will have the “WHO DAT “ GAME DAY in the Fellowship Hall. You are welcome to come join us to watch the game and cheer the Saints on to victory. If you plan to attend PLEASE bring a dish to share.  See You Sunday!

Resources used for Sunday, September 17 worship service include: www.pilgrimwr.unitingchurch.org.au; Book of Common Worship, and www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways.

We have begun a series of sermons in which we will be exploring the different phrases in the Lord's Prayer. Our worship will be complemented by the singing and praying of some different versions of the Prayer.  If you, or someone you know, has been struggling with whether prayer is relevant in a turbulent time like our own, or how to pray in meaningful ways, or how to make a difference in the world, or what faith has to do with contemporary struggles, these sermons may speak to your concerns.

PASTOR KIM AROUND TOWN

One of my commitments in my weekly work schedule is to have some set hours at a place outside the church building. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. It may be a time for you to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.

It’s a time for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.

It is also a good way for me to meet people who aren't already in the church, but who may have interest in issues of spirituality and meaning. I will be your face in the community when I do this. You can join me for coffee Tuesday mornings or drinks this Thursday evening.

Pastor Kim’s coffee & beer hours:

  • Tuesday, September 19 – 7-9am                    Rue De La Course                          (S. Carrollton & Oak St.)
  • Thursday, September 21 – 5-7pm                         Oak                                         (8118 Oak Street)

I will be at the church Thursday afternoon from 2-4 for anyone who wants to drop by. I'm glad to meet with you at another time, either at the church or someone else. Just call 504-866-7409 or email me at kim@fpcno.org to set up a time.

 

Cheryl is on vacation this week. Thank you to all whom have volunteered for office duty.

Pastor Kim will be out of the office this Wednesday, September 20 for a family funeral.

The FPCNO adult Bible study

Takes place every Sunday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Session room.  Each week we read and discuss the current lesson from "The Present Word" Bible study series (published quarterly by PCUSA). Our Sunday morning gatherings are informal and typically consists of approximately 6 to 8 participants. All are welcome to attend. Coffee and refreshments are served.

FPCNO THIS WEEK

Monday             

  • 1pm-3pm             Program of Hope Setup        Sanctuary
  •  7:30pm                 Square Dance                   Fellowship Hall

Tuesday            

  • 7am-9am                 Kim’s coffee hours            Rue De La Course (S. Carrolton Ave. and Oak St)

Wednesday     

  • 9am-10:30am            Program of Hope             Sanctuary (worship and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)

 Thursday         

  • 2pm-4pm                Kim’s office hours             First Presbyterian Church
  • 5pm-7pm               Kim’s beer hours               Oak (8118 Oak Street)
  • 6pm-7pm              Meditation Service              Session room
  • 6pm         Men’s Night(Pumpkin patch prep)     Yard

   Sunday             

  • 9:30pm                    Adult Bible Study            Session room
  • 11am                       Sunday Worship             Sanctuary

Date: 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Worship - September 10, 2017 Sermon: “Teach Us to Pray” Rev. Kim Rodrigue

Sunday, September 10 we will begin a series of sermons on prayer. Today's sermon is about prayer and its importance in the life of Christian faith. In the next weeks, we will be exploring the different phrases in the Lord's Prayer. Our worship will be complemented by the singing and praying of some different versions of the Prayer.  If you, or someone you know, has been struggling with whether prayer is relevant in a turbulent time like our own, or how to pray in meaningful ways, or how to make a difference in the world, or what faith has to do with contemporary struggles, these sermons may speak to your concerns.

PASTOR KIM AROUND TOWN

One of my commitments in my weekly work schedule is to have some set hours at a place outside the church building. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. It may be a time for you to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.

It’s a time for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.

It is also a good way for me to meet people who aren't already in the church, but who may have interest in issues of spirituality and meaning. I will be your face in the community when I do this. You can join me for coffee Tuesday mornings or drinks Wednesday evenings.

Pastor Kim’s coffee & beer hours:

  • Tuesday, September 12 – 7-9am                    Rue De La Course(S. Carrollton & Oak St.)
  • Wednesday, September 13 – 5-7pm               Oak (8118 Oak Street)

I will continue to be at the church on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 for anyone who wants to drop by. I'm glad to meet with you at another time, either at the church or someone else. Just call or email me at kim@fpcno.org

THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING, UNLOADING DAY is Sunday, October 1 @ 12:30pm

We are gearing up for F.P.C Annual Pumpkin Patch, Which will benefit The Program of Hope Homeless Ministry and Christian Education of First Presbyterian.

We will need as many volunteers as we can get for unloading day, if you can come and help to unload those beautiful orange pumpkins we will appreciate your time. We will also need volunteers to help sell the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch the whole month of October. Next week there will be more info. on how to sign up on (signupgenius) or you will be able to fill out the paper signup sheet.

The FPCNO adult Bible study

Takes place every Sunday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Session room.  Each week we read and discuss the current lesson from "The Present Word" Bible study series (published quarterly by PCUSA). Our Sunday morning gatherings are informal and typically consists of approximately 6 to 8 participants. All are welcome to attend. Coffee and refreshments are served. 

FPCNO THIS WEEK

Monday          

  •  1pm-3pm             Program of Hope Setup     Sanctuary
  •   7:30pm                 Square Dance                Fellowship Hall

Tuesday           

  •   7am-9am             Kim’s coffee hours            Rue De La Course  (S. Carrolton Ave. and Oak St)
  •   6:30pm                  Session meeting            Session room

Wednesday   

  •  9am-10:30am          Program of Hope           Sanctuary(worship, and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)
  • 2pm-4pm              Kim’s office hours             First Presbyterian          
  • 5pm-7pm               Kim’s beer hours              Oak (8118 Oak Street)

Thursday       

  •  6pm-7pm        Meditation Service                  Session room

 Sunday            

  •  9:30pm               Adult Bible Study               Session room
  •   11am                  Sunday Worship               Sanctuary
  •  12:30pm           WHO DAT game day            Fellowship Hall   

 

Date: 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Worship - September 3, 2017 @ 2pm Commissioning Service for Rev. Kim Rodrigue; Sermon: “Always With Us” Rev. Jan Edmiston

It will be a joy to welcome Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderator of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), to our service Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 2pm. Along with Denise Anderson, she moderated last year’s General Assembly meeting. For the following two years, Jan and Denise represent the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) within the church and to the larger community and world. The Presbytery of South Louisiana and First Presbyterian Church New Orleans are honored by her presence with us today.

The position to which Kim Rodrigue is being commissioned is a partnership between the session of First Presbyterian Church, the Presbytery of South Louisiana, and Rev. Rodrigue, all of whom are committed to the vitality of the ministry of First Presbyterian Church, New Orleans. Members of the Administrative Commission from the presbytery are Chair, Sarah Tuttle Edgecombe; Tom Payne; Bill Bottomley; Daniel Vanek; and Peggy Brown. Members of the session of First Presbyterian Church are Clerk, Sherri Hutton; Treasurer, Candice Bellau; Zane Fisher; Christopher Roberts; Diane Kleinfeldt; Tracy Rene’ Helms-Capasso.

We would like to thank the following leaders that will participation in Sunday's Commissioning Service

  • May Ball is a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she also serves as music director and organist.
  • The Rev. Jan Edmiston is Co-Moderator of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) .
  • A. Trice Gibbons is an elder at Second Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN, and Marketing Manager at Abingdon Press of the United Methodist Publishing House.
  • Sherri L. Hutton is Clerk of Session at First Presbyterian Church, New Orleans and an attorney in private practice.
  • Aigerim (Aya) Magavina is one of our pianists; she works at Tulane University.
  • The Rev. Dr. Kimberly Rodrigue is transitional pastor of First Presbyterian Church.
  • Diane Sehrt is an elder at Parkway Presbyterian Church in Metairie and an associate professor in the PTA program at Delgado.
  • The Rev. Dr. Ron Sutto is General Presbyter/Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of South Louisiana.
  • The Rev. Daniel Vanek is Chaplain at St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Hospice and a member of the Administrative Commission for First Presbyterian Church.

A reception will follow the Commissioning Service in the Fellowship Hall with music and dancing provided by “Square Dance Nola”

Monday, September 4, the church office will be CLOSED in Observance of Labor Day. We will resume office hours Tuesday, September 5. at 9am,

PASTOR KIM AROUND TOWN

One of my commitments in my weekly work schedule is to have some set hours at a place outside the church building. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. It may be a time for you to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.

It’s a time for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.

It is also a good way for me to meet people who aren't already in the church, but who may have interest in issues of spirituality and meaning. I will be your face in the community when I do this. I’ve added some hours at the end of the day, at a place that serves beer and wine.

Now you can raise a cold one with me if you’d prefer that to coffee!

Pastor Kim’s coffee & beer hours:

  • Tuesday, September 5 – 7-9am                        Rue De La Course  (S. Carrollton & Oak St.)
  • Wednesday, September 6 – 5-7pm                   Oak (8118Oak Street)

I will continue to be at the church on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 for anyone who wants to drop by. I'm glad to meet with you at another time, either at the church or someone else. Just call or email me at kim@fpcno.org to set up a time.

The FPCNO adult Bible study

Takes place every Sunday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Session room.  Each week we read and discuss the current lesson from "The Present Word" Bible study series (published quarterly by PCUSA). Our Sunday morning gatherings are informal and typically consists of approximately 6 to 8 participants. All are welcome to attend. Coffee and refreshments are served.

 FPCNO THIS WEEK

Monday             

  • 1pm-3pm             Program of Hope Setup        Sanctuary

Tuesday            

  • 7am-9am             Kim’s coffee hours               Rue De La Course (S. Carrolton Ave. and Oak St)

Wednesday     

  • 9am-10:30am       Program of Hope                 Sanctuary(worship, and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)
  • 2pm-4pm                Kim’s office hours             First Presbyterian           
  • 5pm-7pm                Kim’s beer hours              Oak (8118 Oak Street)

Thursday         

  • 6pm-7pm            Meditation Service                Session room

 Sunday             

  • 9:30pm                Adult Bible Study                Session room
  • 11am                   Sunday Worship                 Sanctuary

Date: 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Worship - August 27, 2017 - Sermon: “Jesus Christ: Social Justice Warrior” Wayne Lee

Pastor Kim will return from her vacation on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

PASTOR KIM AROUND TOWN One of my commitments in my weekly work schedule is to have some set hours at a place outside the church building. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. It may be a time for you to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.

It’s a time for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.

It is also a good way for me to meet people who aren't already in the church, but who may have interest in issues of spirituality and meaning. I will be your face in the community when I do this. I’ve decided to add some hours at the end of the day, and to do them at a place that serves beer and wine.

Now you can raise a cold one with me if you’d prefer that to coffee!

Pastor Kim’s coffee & beer hours:

  • Tuesday, August 29  – 7-9am                             Rue De La Course (S. Carrollton & Oak St.)
  • Thursday, August 31 – 5-7pm                            Ale on Oak (8124 Oak Street)

I will continue to be at the church on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 for anyone who wants to drop by. I'm glad to meet with you at another time, either at the church or someone else. Just call or email me at kim@fpcno.org to set up a time.

The FPCNO adult Bible study takes place every Sunday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the Session room. Each week we read and discuss the current lesson from "The Present Word" Bible study series (published quarterly by PCUSA). Our Sunday morning gatherings are informal and typically consists of approximately 6 to 8 participants. All are welcome to attend. Coffee and refreshments are served.

FPCNO THIS WEEK

 Sunday             

  • 12:30pm                 Adult Bible Study                   Session room
  • 2pm                       Commissioning Service           Sanctuary (Reception will follow with music and dancing by Square Dance Nola  )

Monday         

  • 1pm-3pm            Program of Hope Setup               Sanctuary

Wednesday   

  • 9am-10:30am         Program of Hope                      Sanctuary (worship, and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)

Thursday      

  • 6pm-7pm              Meditation Service                     Session room

First Presbyterian Pastor to be commissioned in ceremony with noted national church leader

You are invited to attend the commissioning of Rev. Kimberly Rodrigue into ministry at First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans Sunday, September 3, 2017 in a service led by Rev. Jan Edmiston, co-moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Rev. Rodrigue is a native of New Orleans and was invited to serve as a transitional pastor for the progressive congregation by the Presbytery of South Louisiana. A graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary, Rev. Rodrigue has served churches in Nashville, Tenn., Washington, D.C., and, Arlington, Va., as well as a hospital chaplain and with the Ghost Ranch Presbyterian Conference Center in New Mexico. Her childhood friend, Trice Gibbons will give the charge as a homecoming to Rev. Rodrigue. They met at Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church but Mr. Gibbons is currently a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville, where Rev. Rodrigue was ordained in 1987.

Serving as a pastor, theologian, and writer, Rev. Edmiston is a bold but calming voice in the Presbyterian Church as well as to the greater Christian community across the U.S. Currently serving as associate executive presbyter for ministry in the Presbytery of Chicago, she blogs at A Church for Starving Artists, which examines the life of Christians today and addresses the challenges facing churches and leaders as they strive to minister to a hungry world.

She co-moderates the 222nd General Assembly of the PCUSA along with Rev. Denise Anderson, a term that will conclude in 2018. The election of Rev. Edmiston and Rev. Anderson represented the first time the General Assembly has elected co-moderators and the first time an all-female slate was chosen.

The commissioning service will begin at 2:00pm and will include music performed on the church’s historic Opus 635 (1916) Austin Organ. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

The nearly 200-year old First Presbyterian Church is the oldest Presbyterian church in New Orleans and the city’s second oldest protestant church. It is the only full More Light congregation in Louisiana and shares its space with another church, a 24 hr. daycare center, dance groups and social organizations.

Date: 

Friday, August 25, 2017

worship - August 20, 2017, Sermon "A Whole New Life” Rev. Kim Rodrigue

We will rejoice in the baptism of Wayne Dixon Hyder. on Sunday, August 20 during worship service. And Wayne's mother, Lynn Hyder, is joining First Presbyterian as an affiliate member. Welcome, Wayne and Lynn, to this family of faith!

 What’s up?

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Pastor Kim will be on vacation this week. She will return on Tuesday, August 29. While she is gone Rev. Kathy Crighton will be available for urgent pastoral care.

The FPCNO adult Bible study takes place every Sunday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the Session room. Each week we read and discuss the current lesson from "The Present Word" Bible study series (published quarterly by PCUSA). Our Sunday morning gatherings are informal and typically consists of approximately 6 to 8 participants. All are welcomed to attend. Coffee and refreshments are served.

 FPCNO THIS WEEK

 Sunday

  • 9:30pm              Adult Bible Study                Session room
  • 11am                 Sunday Worship                 Sanctuary

Monday        

  • 1pm-3pm        Program of Hope Setup           Sanctuary

Wednesday 

  • 9am-10:30am           Program of Hope           Sanctuary(worship, and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)

Thursday     

  • 6pm-7pm              Meditation Service              Session room

Please join the Friends and Members of the Congregation of First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans

for a very special Commissioning Service to call Rev. Kimberly Rodrigue to ministry at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday, September 3rd at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary followed by a Reception in the Fellowship Hall

Please save the date for this special day in the life of the church as we gather to turn the next page for First Pres. This event will be extra special as Rev. Jan Edmiston will lead the service. Rev. Edmiston is the co-moderator of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Serving as a pastor, a theologian, and a writer, Rev. Edmiston is a bold but calming voice in the life of the Presbyterian Church in particular, but also in the wider Christian Church across the U.S. She’s served in churches from New York State to Virginia to Illinois, and currently serves as associate executive presbyter for ministry in the Presbytery of Chicago.

Her blog, A Church for Starving Artists, examines the life of Christians today, pursuing the changes and challenges facing churches and leaders as they strive to minister to a hungry world. She has been an active voice for social justice as well as in the area of church revitalization and new church development. She co-moderates the 222nd General Assembly along with her good friend Rev. Denise Anderson, a term that will conclude in 2018. The General Assembly is the ruling body of the Presbyterian Church and is typically led by a moderator and vice-moderator chosen every two years. This was the first time the General Assembly elected co-moderators and the first time an all-female slate was chosen.

*The 2pm service will be the only service at First Presbyterian on September 3rd and everyone is encouraged to come enjoy this special afternoon service as we welcome guests and make Pastor Kim’s position here with us official.  

Service music to be provided by May Ball on First Presbyterian’s 100-year old Opus 635 (1916) Austin Organ.

Date: 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Worship - August 13, 2017 - Sermon: “A Mega-Feast” Rev. Kim Rodrigue

PASTOR KIM AROUND TOWN

One of my commitments in my weekly work schedule is to have some set hours at a place outside the church building. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. It may be a time for you to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.

It’s a time for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.

It is also a good way for me to meet people who aren't already in the church, but who may have interest in issues of spirituality and meaning. I will be your face in the community when I do this. I’ve added some hours at the end of the day, at a place that serves beer and wine.

Now you can raise a cold one with me if you’d prefer that to coffee!

Pastor Kim’s coffee & beer hours:

  • Tuesday, August 15 – 7-9am   Rue De La Course (S. Carrollton & Oak St.)
  • Thursday, August 17 – 5-7pm               Ale on Oak (8124 Oak Street)

I will continue to be at the church on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 for anyone who wants to drop by. I'm glad to meet with you at another time, either at the church or someone else. Just call or email me at kim@fpcno.org to set up a time.

The FPCNO adult Bible study takes place every Sunday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the Session room. Each week we read and discuss the current lesson from "The Present Word" Bible study series (published quarterly by PCUSA). Our Sunday morning gatherings are informal and typically consists of approximately 6 to 8 participants. All are welcomed to attend. Coffee and refreshments are served.

FPCNO THIS WEEK

Sunday             

  • 9:30pm                   Adult Bible Study                         Session room
  • 11am                           Sunday Worship                     Sanctuary
  • 12:30pm                  Parents meeting                          Rooms 207  & 208  (Snacks will be provided)

Monday         

  • 1pm-3pm                Program of Hope Setup                 Sanctuary

Tuesday           

  • 6pm                          Pumpkin Patch mtg                   Session room

Wednesday   

  • 9am-10:30am               Program of Hope                     Sanctuary (worship, and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)
  • 6:30pm                       Session dinner                         Rev. Kim’s home

Thursday      

  • 6pm-7pm                  Meditation Service                      Session room                        

Date: 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Worship - August 6, 2017- Sermon: Hidden in Plain View” Rev. Kim Rodrigue

"Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs. -- Jesus

CALLING ALL PARENTS 

We are blessed with the happy condition of having lots of children! Please join us for a meeting after church next Sunday, August 13.

We'll talk about:

  • Christian education
  • Children in worship
  • Preparing children for communion
  • Child protection policy
  • Any other questions you might have. 

We will meet in rooms 207 and 208 so the children will be close by. 

Cheese, crackers, carrots & hummus will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack lunch if you want more. You may use the fridge in the kitchen if you need to.

PASTOR KIM AROUND TOWN

One of my commitments in my weekly work schedule is to have some set hours at a place outside the church building. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. It may be a time for you to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.

It’s a time for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.

It is also a good way for me to meet people who aren't already in the church, but who may have interest in issues of spirituality and meaning. I will be your face in the community when I do this. I’ve decided to add some hours at the end of the day, and to do them at a place that serves beer and wine.

Now you can raise a cold one with me if you’d prefer that to coffee!

Pastor Kim’s coffee & beer hours:

  • Tuesday, August 8 – 7-9am                  Rue De La Course (S. Carrollton & Oak St.)
  • Wednesday, August 9 – 5-7pm            Ale on Oak (8124 Oak Street)

I will continue to be at the church on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 for anyone who wants to drop by. I'm glad to meet with you at another time, either at the church or someone else. Just call or email me at kim@fpcno.org to set up a time.

The FPCNO adult Bible study takes place every Sunday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the Session room. Each week we read and discuss the current lesson from "The Present Word" Bible study series (published quarterly by PCUSA). Our Sunday morning gatherings are informal and typically consists of approximately 6 to 8 participants. All are welcomed to attend. Coffee and refreshments are served.

WEEKLY EVENTS AT FPCNO

 Sunday             

  • 9:30pm                   Adult Bible School                       Session room
  • 11am                       Sunday Worship                         Sanctuary
  • 6pm-9pm                    Cuban Salsa                            Fellowship Hall

Monday         

  • 1pm-3pm               Program of Hope Setup                 Sanctuary

Tuesday        

  • 7pm-10pm            “Big Easy” AA Group                     Fellowship Hall(Anyone needing guidance is welcome to come)

Wednesday   

  • 9am-10:30am            Program of Hope                      Sanctuary (worship, and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)

Thursday      

  • 6pm-7pm                 Meditation Service                     Session room

 Friday            

  • 8pm-11pm                 Tango dancing                         Fellowship Hall

 

Commissioning Service to call Rev. Kimberly Rodrigue to ministry at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday, September 3rd at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary

followed by a Labor Day-themed Reception

Please save the date for this special day in the life of the church as we gather to turn the next page for First Pres. This event will be extra special as Rev. Jan Edmiston will lead the service. Rev. Edmiston is the co-moderator of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Serving as a pastor, a theologian, and a writer, Rev. Edmiston is a bold but calming voice in the life of the Presbyterian Church in particular, but also in the wider Christian Church across the U.S. She’s served in churches from New York State to Virginia to Illinois, and currently serves as associate executive presbyter for ministry in the Presbytery of Chicago.

Her blog, A Church for Starving Artists, examines the life of Christians today, pursuing the changes and challenges facing churches and leaders as they strive to minister to a hungry world. She has been an active voice for social justice as well as in the area of church revitalization and new church development. She co-moderates the 222nd General Assembly along with her good friend Rev. Denise Anderson, a term that will conclude in 2018. The General Assembly is the ruling body of the Presbyterian Church and is typically led by a moderator and vice-moderator chosen every two years. This was the first time the General Assembly elected co-moderators and the first time an all-female slate was chosen.

*The 2pm service will be the only service at First Presbyterian on September 3rd and everyone is encouraged to come enjoy this special afternoon service as we welcome guests and make Pastor Kim’s position here with us official.  

Service music to be provided by May Ball on First Presbyterian’s 100-year old Opus 635 (1916) Austin Organ.

Date: 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Worship - July 30, 2017- Sermon: “One Thing” Rev. Kim Rodrigue

A word from Pastor Kim

Please note that I now have a church email address,You can reach me at: kim@fpcno.org

PASTOR KIM AROUND TOWN

One of my commitments in my weekly work schedule is to have some set hours at a place outside the church building. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. It may be a time for you to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.

It’s a time for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.

It is also a good way for me to meet people who aren't already in the church, but who may have interest in issues of spirituality and meaning. I will be your face in the community when I do this. I’ve decided to add some hours at the end of the day, and to do them at a place that serves beer and wine.

Now you can raise a cold one with me if you’d prefer that to coffee!

Pastor Kim’s coffee & beer hours:

  • Tuesday, August 1 – 7-9am         Rue De La Course (S. Carrollton & Oak St.)
  • Wednesday, August 2 – 5-7pm               Ale on Oak (8124 Oak Street)

I will continue to be at the church on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 for anyone who wants to drop by. I'm glad to meet with you at another time, either at the church or someone else. Just call or email me at kim@fpcno.org to set up a time.

WEEKLY EVENTS AT FPCNO

  Sunday         

  • 9:30pm              Adult Bible School            Session room
  • 11am                 Sunday Worship               Sanctuary
  • 6pm-9pm            Cuban Salsa                    Fellowship Hall

Monday        

  • 1pm-3pm        Program of Hope Setup        Sanctuary

Tuesday       

  • 7pm-10pm      “Big Easy” AA Group            Fellowship Hall (Anyone needing guidance is welcome to come)

Wednesday 

  • 9am-10:30am      Program of Hope             Sanctuary(worship, and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)

Thursday     

  • 6pm-7pm              Meditation Service         Session room

  Friday                       

  • 8pm-11pm            Tango dancing               Fellowship Hall

Date: 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Worship - July 23, 2017- Sermon: “Can These Bones Live?” Rev. Kim Rodrigue

F.P.C upcoming meeting

  • Worship Committee – Tuesday, July 25 @4:30pm (meeting will be held at Tracy and David Capasso's home 7715 Nelson Street)

A word from Pastor Kim

Please note that I now have a church email address. You can reach me at: kim@fpcno.org

COFFEE HOUSE HOURS AROUND TOWN

One of my commitments in my weekly work schedule is to have some “office hours” at a place outside the church building. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. It may be a time for you to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.  It’s a time for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.

Pastor Kim’s coffee hours:

  • Tuesday, July 25 – 7-9am                       Rue De La Course (S. Carrollton & Oak St.)
  • Wednesday, July 26 – 2-4pm                First Presbyterian Church
  • Thursday, July 27 – 9-11am                   Morning Call at City Park

It is also a good way for me to meet people who aren't already in the church and a way to pay attention to what is going on in the community around us. For example, I have noticed that New Orleans is not an early morning city, even on a workday . When I do this, I am your face in the community, always open to where connections may be made between the congregation and the community around us.

Program of Hope setup will be Tuesday evening and/or early Wednesday morning of  this week

WEEKLY EVENTS AT FPCNO

Sunday              

  • 9:30pm                    Adult Bible School                       Session room
  • 11am                       Sunday Worship                          Sanctuary
  •  6pm-9pm                  Cuban Salsa                              Fellowship Hall

  Tuesday            

  • 7pm-10pm          “Big Easy” AA Group                         Fellowship Hall (Anyone needing guidance is welcome to come)

Wednesday     

  • 9am-10:30am          Program of Hope                          Sanctuary (worship, and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)

Thursday         

  • pm-7pm              Meditation Service                           Session room
  • 6pm-8:30pm        Metropolitan Church                        Fellowship Hall

Friday                

  • 8pm-11pm                Tango dancing                            Fellowship Hall

Date: 

Friday, July 21, 2017

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